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Name:Maol Chean-dearg
Hill number:982
Height:933m / 3061ft
RHB Section:13B: Applecross to Achnasheen
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Carron, Catchment Boundaries, Torridon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,Mur,Y,P500)
Grid ref:NG 92409 49899
Summit feature:very large cairn
Drop:514m
Col:419m  NG932508  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 643 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Raygrahamzwilson05/05/2024
Maol Chean-dearg from Coulags. Walkhighlands routehummusg30/03/2024
Solovgiorgio03/08/2023
With ChristineKeith9923/07/2023
From layby parking at Annat to the NW. Followed good approach path to Loch an Eoin, then round to the W of the hill, before taking a direct ascent towards the summit, contouring round E to avoid some crags near the top and picking up the final part of the usual path up the SE ridge. Descent via the SE ridge to the bealach, picking up the (long) approach path back to Annat. Hot sunny day, with lots of views. With Gillian, Cathy and Jim.richard6903/06/2023
With CB, Richard and Gillian.JDBowers03/06/2023
Traverse from Meall Dearg ( hump) over the summit and down over the tump. With Richard Mc. Sunny clear breezy weather . Parking at layby at Coulags. Bothy on path looked excellent.Denise 22/04/2023
With MKG and Rob, between two nights at bothy. Soft, wet snow (on the melt) from about 450m made going tough. Glimpses of view from summit. Some drizzly rain/sleet. Rounsfell04/01/2023
Coulags Bridge - Maol Chean-dearg - Meall nan Ceapairean - Coulags Bridge.Mark Jackson24/08/2022
Maol Chean-dearg, Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh from Coulags.Geoff Briggs12/07/2022
Weather fair.MountainMac23/04/2022
On way down from previous hill took the route up this Munro.elizyanne02/08/2021
Solo ascent is stunning sunshine, with dinner at the top - but long day after ascending Moruisg in the morningtleach1222/05/2021
Straight-forward assent from Coulags. Fine weather. Good viewpoint to Lewis etcwychwood17/05/2021
Solo - set off at 7:30am in the dark, unsure of ground conditions so went in B3s - turned out to be a bit of a mistake, as there was not a hint of snow on the Southern Torridon mountains - so wasn't quite as comfortable a walk as it could have been. Oh well - sun came out and got some fab views over the rest of Torridon from the summit.mproudfoot19/12/2020
Katrina's 49th Munrotraighmhor07/11/2020
R K Richard Tait23/09/2020
With D from Shieldaig. Good view around torridon from summit cairn, very windy and better shiny corbett on way to summit.Rodge12/09/2020
From Coulags - Walkhighlands routeCrib Goch30/08/2020
With Sunny, Maol Chean-dearg, Sgorr Ruadh & Beinn Liath Mhor. Couldn't cross the river, had to go round the loch.Huwel06/06/2020
With Jack, Joe, Jim, Jon, Thea, Chris, Claire, James, Gavin NYE trip (Glenuaig)fellie03/01/2020
Route: Coulags (A890) Bealach a Choire Ghairbh Maol Chean-dearg Belach a Choire Ghaairbh Coulags. Stats: 6hrs10, 16.5km, 1,031m ascent. Weather: sunny to start, but hit by big weather front from behind on descent (very wet & windy). Notes: stopped in bothy on return due to poor weather.millionmts04/09/2019
Andrew,Chris,Craig,Gavin,Jane,TorilNHWC29/06/2019
Late start, very warm (shorts and trainers) looked in on bothy (tidy) and then stayed at Kinlochewe bunkhouse.Capt Malbec11/06/2018
Solo. 14km(comma) 7:09 (9:28-16:37) Fidget14/05/2018
My second Munro! A lot easier than Blàbheinn...eilidh21/04/2018
stunning day with stunning views!FCMark12/04/2018
Lovely day with tremendous views and good path.akmilne12/04/2018
From Annat with Steve Smith. Snow and spindrift made for a tough day, but sun came out briefly as we summited. Went up the NW face, some ice climbing/scrambling involved. Quite an intense day out.jonglew12/02/2018
SoloGeraldine Fardon24/10/2017
Lionel, JennieChris Blake21/09/2017
Club weekend, Friday afternoon walkJamesSDonald09/06/2017
Glorious sunny dry day with Tom Oldham and Russell. Standard route from Coulags along Fionn-abhain to bealach then stiff bouldery ascent/descent of Maol Chean-dearg. Back to bealach and delightful ascent/ descent of slabby An Rubh Stac. 8 hours.alexmaclennan08/05/2017
Circumnavigated then ascendedquadbarrel13/04/2017
From coulags, 12.30 start weather poor but top clear for half an hour with great views,very poor ground to cover at topgeoffreybbb27/06/2016
With Anne. Cracking day at end of superb week at Kishorn. Left Coulags car park at 11.00. On summit by 14.30. Good views all directions through slight haze. Back to car for 18.15 and long drive back to Edinburgh.David Greaves04/06/2016
Started and ended at Coulags Bridge. Up and down by same route. Bothy stops were very welcome.tsharp16/04/2016
From Coulags bridge by the standard route: Coire Fionnaraich bothy (NG 94996 47961) - coire path (starting at NG 94833 48996) - Bealach a'Choire Gharbh (NG 93121 48778) - south-east ridge - summit - return by outward route. Solo, on a beautiful warm late October day.Man of Kernow127/10/2015
Squigg's 1st Munromountainman27722/07/2015
Solo walk from Coulags in fine conditions; amazing views from summit.barnz4816/07/2015
From Coulags. On own.MorecambeMonkey15/06/2015
Overnight trip, 3 Munroes, with AlexMadjonny05/05/2015
sunset on summit. camped with kiera.Loz_mck11/04/2015
Last day of honeymoonamelialloyd17/01/2015
TfL, Ben Damph CraigW26/11/2014
An easy ascent in cool, misty conditions from Coulags. Onto the Corbett, which looks fantastic.Play2End12/10/2014
with Russel & LunaBigNick12/09/2014
From Coulags, fine views.rhalstead25/06/2014
With RodOik19/06/2014
Start from the cottage at Annat, followed the track up to Loch an Eion then to Loch Coire an Ruadh Staic. then up to the bealach then to the top, returned steeply to Bealach na Lice then picked up the track back to the start.smocks and denims15/06/2014